Hyphen Trailer – Gabriela’s Story

We’re getting down to the wire and I’m feeling all the feels. This project has been really intense and intimate, and for the first time yesterday, I shared a piece of it with the world. The feedback I got, just in that one day, has given me the motivation I need for this last push. Here is the trailer for the fundraiser screening, happening May 30th at the Arts Court Theatre.

This trailer gives you an idea of what I’ll be showing during the screening. What else can you expect? You’ll also be hearing from my mom and my dad, and there will be a lot more sweet images from my childhood.

I’m working on some other exciting elements for the evening, and I can’t wait to see you all there!

For more information about the screening and to RSVP for the event, visit hyphen-fundraiser.eventbrite.ca

Hyphen in Montreal (and England)

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Another step forward: I just completed a second full day of shooting for Hyphen. Once again accompanied by Travis Boisvenue, I drove to Montreal over the weekend to visit my dad and my old university stomping grounds.

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We spent some time at my father’s condo, making lunch and enjoying a hot cup of coffee before venturing out in the cold. We took a (short) walk along the water where my dad lives.

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We then drove to the Loyola Campus of Concordia University, where I completed my BA in Communication Studies and lived on campus during my first year of studies.

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As a little bonus, I flew to England a few weeks ago and brought my camera along. Sadly, my grandmother passed away in December, so my mother and I joined our little family in Hayling Island for a beautiful ceremony. We listened to some of my grandmother’s favourite songs, including “Smile” sung by Nat King Cole and said our goodbyes. It was a wonderful short visit where I got to spend time with my family, something I rarely get to do. I mostly shot footage around my aunt’s cottage near Penzance in Cornwall and managed to get some clear footage of London during takeoff.

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I have a few more things to gather, but I’ll be ready to start editing my portion of Hyphen soon! I’ll have a chance to get comfortable with the look and feel of the film before approaching potential interviewees. How exciting!